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Bhopal update - 04-21-11

Released on 2012-02-27 00:00 GMT

Email-ID 406677
Date 2011-04-21 19:54:56
Scot, Tomm,

There does not appear to be new media on the SC hearings on the curative

- The Times News Network papers reported people in India seeking
compensation from companies will have to pay 1% of the amount being
sought, to the GoI's Environment Ministry as a fee for the National Green
Tribunal. The article used the Bhopal gas accident victims as an example.
People who fall below the Poverty Line will not be subject to the fees.

- Daily News & Analysis reported "[Shiv] Sena has a history of
hijacking issues" to suit the party's own ends. This article actually
reports on the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant issue, not the WikiLeaks
exposure of alleged Shiv Sena involvement with Dow's Pune R&D center
project. However, the R&D center issue is used as an example of the party
"hijacking" issues.

- The Hindu reported several well-known activists, including Bhopal
NGO leader Satinath Sarangi, are going to be on a "yatra" from Tarapur to
Jaitapur on April 23-25 as an anti-nuclear protest.

- Huntington News, a WV media outlet, published a review of Diane
Wilson's new book, Diary of an Eco-Outlaw. The book is said to include a
description of her "Bhopal protest" of climbing a cooling tower at Dow's
Seadrift plant in 2002.

In activist resources:

- ICJB activist Dharmesh Shah emailed to the group's distribution
lists the 4/19 Hindustan Times article on the Nationalist Congress Party
calling for an investigation of Shiv Sena MP Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil
over WikiLeaks reporting he was "involved" with Dow on establishing the
Pune R&D center project.

- ICJB's India co-ordinator Rachna Dhingra is scheduled to return to
the US as a keynote speaker for the AID US annual conference on May 28-30
in Boston. There is only one session specifically noted so far where she
will speak, on Saturday, May 28. The topic is "Justice for Bhopal."

Ann Sigsby

Senior Analyst

Allis Information Management


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